A comparison of the Edwards Pascal (left) and the Abbott MitraClip used for transcatheter mitral and tricuspid valve leaflet repairs. The two companies settled patent litigation regarding the devices today.
News | Structural Heart | July 13, 2020
July 13, 2020 — Edwards Lifesciences Corp. and Abbott Vascular announced the two companies have reached an agreement to...
Videos | Cath Lab | July 13, 2020
The Vieussens’ arterial ring (VAR) is a connection between the conus artery and the left anterior descending (LAD)...
Philips angiography system in a cath lab at Henry Ford Hospital.
Feature | Cardiovascular Business | July 13, 2020 | Deb Thompson and Christian Comeau
For a cardiovascular service line leader, addressing challenges in an evolving healthcare climate is a constant....
FDA Clears Abbott Gallant ICD and CRT With Bluetooth Connectivity and Continuous Remote Monitoring
News | EP Lab | July 13, 2020
July 13, 2020 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Abbott's next-generation Gallant implantable...
Cardiac MRI for four children with clinical diagnosis of acute myocarditis in the setting of COVID-19–related Kawasaki-like symptoms of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C). Cardiac MRI of COVID pediatric COVID-19 patients.

Cardiac MRI for four children with clinical diagnosis of acute myocarditis in the setting of COVID-19–related Kawasaki-like symptoms of MIS-C. The top panel demonstrates minimal pericardial effusion on cine images. The second panel demonstrates increased T2-STIR signal intensity with average ratios between myocardium and muscle > 2 in patient 2 (12-year-old male), patient 3 (11-year-old female) and patient 4 (6-year-old female). The third panel demonstrates abnormal native-T1 mapping, which was > 1,100 ms in patients 2, 3 and 4 and normal in patient 1 (8-year-old female). The bottom panel demonstrates absence of late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) in patients 2 and 3. Myocardial null times were recognized as too short in patient 4 but could not be repeated due to lack of further patient cooperation; however review of Look Locker images and additional sequences revealed no LGE. Image courtesy of RSNA.

Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | July 09, 2020
July 8, 2020 — Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been shown to be helpful in evaluating multisystem...
A carotid artery atherosclerotic plaque blockage at the bifurcation seen here can cause strokes. The stenting these lesions is a less invasive way of treating than open vessel surgery. The SVS has issued guidelines to help guide credentialing for the carotid stent procedure. Image from Vital Images.

A carotid artery atherosclerotic plaque blockage at the bifurcation seen here can cause strokes. The stenting these lesions is a less invasive way of treating than open vessel surgery. The SVS has issued guidelines to help guide credentialing for the carotid stent procedure. Image from Vital Images.

News | Stroke | July 09, 2020
July 9, 2020 — The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) has released a clinical competence statement on training and...
Older Critically Ill COVID-19 Patients May Have Increased Risk of Bradycardia With Lopinavir and Ritonavir.

Photo copyright American Heart Association, used with permission.

Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | July 09, 2020
July 9, 2020 — Older, critically ill patients with COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) who received a combination of the...
The Acist Navvus II Rapid Exchange FFR MicroCatheter delivers even more flexibility and a streamlined crossing profile to assess complicated lesions.

The Acist Navvus II Rapid Exchange FFR MicroCatheter delivers even more flexibility and a streamlined crossing profile to assess complicated lesions.

News | FFR Technologies | July 09, 2020
July 9, 2020 – Acist Medical Systems Inc., a Bracco Group Company, announced the global launch of its Acist Navvus II...
Judy Hung, M.D., speaking with DAIC Editor Dave Fornell during a video interview at the 2019 American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) annual meeting. Hung took over as ASE President in June.

Judy Hung, M.D., speaking with DAIC Editor Dave Fornell during a video interview at the 2019 American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) annual meeting. Hung took over as ASE President in June.

News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 09, 2020
July 8, 2020 – Judy W. Hung, M.D., FASE, took the helm as president of the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE)...
News | Heart Failure | July 09, 2020
July 9, 2020 – The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation (MHIF) is conducting additional research on a novel hydrogel...
Leeds Hospital recently installed Philips Azurion angiography interventional labs to enhance procedural guidance capabilities.

Leeds Hospital recently installed Philips Azurion angiography interventional labs to enhance procedural guidance capabilities.

News | Cardiovascular Business | July 08, 2020
July 8, 2020 – Philips Healthcare and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust announced a seven-year managed service...
Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health (NIH), has been the target of threats over his suggestions on how to contain the spread of coronavirus in the U.S. Photo by Jonathan Wyett, U.S. Department of State

Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health (NIH), has been the target of threats over his suggestions on how to contain the spread of coronavirus in the U.S. Photo by Jonathan Wyett, U.S. Department of State

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | July 07, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
July 7, 2020 — In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, public health officials worldwide are working tirelessly to...
MedAlliance announced enrollment of the first patient in its study of Selution SLR 0.014 drug-eluting balloon (DEB) for the treatment of in-stent restenosis (ISR). This is the first DEB accepted by the FDA for its breakthrough program. The Selution SLR (Sustained Limus Release) is a novel sirolimus-eluting balloon that provides a controlled sustained release of drug, similar to a drug-eluting stent (DES).
News | Drug-Eluting Balloons | July 07, 2020
July 7, 2020 – MedAlliance announced enrollment of the first patient in its study of Selution SLR 0.014 drug-eluting...
The Medis QFR technology allows non-invasive functional FFR assessment of coronary flow based on standard X-ray angiographic images in the cath lab without the use of a pressure wire.

The Medis QFR technology allows non-invasive functional FFR assessment of coronary flow based on standard X-ray angiographic images in the cath lab without the use of a pressure wire.

Feature | FFR Technologies | July 07, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
Fractional flow reserve (FFR) pressure wires have been used now in interventional cardiology procedures for more than a...
The Linq II implantable cardiac monitor (ICM) system delivers improved device longevity compared to other ICMs and enhanced accuracy to correctly detect abnormal heart rhythms, simplifying the diagnosis and monitoring of patients. The new devices allows continuous cardiac monitoring for up to 4.5 years.

The Linq II implantable cardiac monitor (ICM) system delivers improved device longevity compared to other ICMs and enhanced accuracy to correctly detect abnormal heart rhythms, simplifying the diagnosis and monitoring of patients. The new devices allows continuous cardiac monitoring for up to 4.5 years.

News | Implantable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) | July 07, 2020
July 7, 2020 – Medtronic announced it received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance and European CE mark...